SJP Press release
Three Sitjaipetch fighter will be fighting on the new UK Contender season 2 Eliminators Show, following the huge success, the Contender Asia season 1 recieved. Season 2 promises to be another great series, having gotten fantastic reviews worldwide putting Muaythai back in the Spot light!
Tentative UK contender fighters include:
reserves: Lloyd Cochran and Steve Patterson
Undercard to include...
Andy Howson Vs Super K Sitjaipetch WMC Title Fight
Michael dick Vs Super Boy Sitjaipetch WMC Title Fight
Olly watson Vs Steve Primrose
Pual Kelly Sitjaipetch Vs TBA
On the Irish front, the Irish Muaythai Council has just been give the rights to hold its own eliminator's for the Contender series 3 ( santioned by the WMC ) next year, thus creating the opportunity for Irish Fighter to step into the ring for the biggest prize money Muaythai has to offer, this year prize for winning the Series is $250,000 which is been held in Malaysia.72 kgs is an exciting weight in Ireland so could turn up some interesting fights, With a Goal worth fighting for a chance at Contender Series 3 House, location unknown at the moment.
UK carve out its representative for Season 2 of the hit TV reality series The Contender Asia, fully sanctioned by the WMC. The Watford Coliseum in London was packed to the max with patrons of the sold out WMC-Contender Asia UK Eliminator.
The first match of the Super 8 tournament saw Craig Jose up against Jay Woodham. Craig throwing a sharp elbow in the 2nd round took the victory by KO. A great start to an evening of non-stop action.Next up was Jordan Watson Vs Tim Thomas. The fight went the distance, but Jordan Watson had the edge and won the bout on points.
The third quarterfinal of the evening was Chris Shaw VS Alex Abusin. The bout again went the distance, and Chris Shaw proved his worth to the judges and they awarded him the win.The last quarterfinal was Daniel Hudson Vs Steve Jones. Both fighters went the distance toe to toe but in the end it could be only one, and the man of the hour was Daniel Hudson.
It was time for the first semi-final of the night, and the crowd went wild welcoming back in to the ring Jordan Watson Vs Craig Jose. Jordan won on points and got one step closer to the Contender loft.
The next semi-final had the spectators biting their nails as they watched an all out war. Chris Shaw and Daniel Hudson were neck and neck for 3 rounds, and were so evenly matched, the judges needed one more round of battering to decide who of the two relentless warriors would advance to the final. After the extra round of combat was over, the crowd held their breath as the announcer read the decision and it was Daniel Hudson’s name that was heard over the sound system.
The time had come for the final stretch, and the match that would decide just who would be representing the United Kingdom in the Contender house. Sadly, as it goes in tournaments like these, Dan Hudson had taken a bashing and was unable to continue. Chris Shaw took his place and entered the ring to face off in the final showdown against Jordan Watson for the chance at Contender glory.
The stakes were high, and both fighters knew it. The hunger was apparent and Jordan Watson went in hard and fast right off the bat. After a 1st round stoppage, it was Jordan Watson who went home the champion and winner of the WMC-Contender Season 2 UK Eliminator.HE Datuk Abd. Aziz Mohammed, High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland was on hand to award Jordan with the Key to Malaysia and the Contender loft for Season 2 in Malaysia.
tim thomas vs jordan watson 1st round only http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCFvPL32dhY
Found a nice clip of the UK WMC CA2 Qualifier - end sequence clip; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NgER82hK_Q and Pre-fight Interview of winner, Jordan Watson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIXmg8IYWDc Enjoy!
A recent announcement confirms Jordan Watson, the British representative to Contender Asia Season Two will be one of the fighters featured in Leeds Town Hall's fight event on June 13th, 2009... which probably means that CA2 is probably postponed to later date.
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